A Family Adventure


Tyson, Emilie & Isaac

Mt Garfield

July 24, 2021
Emilie Phillips

There are definite advantages to having a house up in the Whites. We easily got to the trailhead by 7:30AM. I picked Mt Garfield purely because it was the closest significant mountain. The other family we hiked with was a bit more sensible and vetted the trail to make sure it was kid appropriate. That […]

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Mt Agassiz

July 18, 2021
Emilie Phillips

Isaac and I and some friends hiked the short 2 mile trail up Mt Agassiz this Saturday. That’s not much “adventure” by the standards of this blog. The rest of the weekend went to our other projects. Tyson has the front end of the Bearhawk in pieces. He is trying to make the oil cooler […]

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Morning at Echo Crag

July 11, 2021
Emilie Phillips

Isaac and I got together with Sarah, Mike, and their kids for a morning of climbing at Echo Crag in Franconia Notch. I have barely averaged one climbing trip a year for the last many years, so I set my expectations low. Echo Crag has lots of easy climbs (and lots of hard climbs), so […]

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Portsmouth Harbor Historic Buildings

July 5, 2021
Emilie Phillips

Last time we kayaked Portsmouth Harbor, we landed at park beaches and MITA islands. This time I found rest stops at a bunch of public parks with historic buildings. Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion This is a NH state park. The primary attraction is the mansion. There is also a walking path and some park benches for viewing […]

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Return from WV

June 25, 2021
Emilie Phillips

Tyson and I worked during our second week in West Virginia. Isaac built a walking trail with my parents and a few other homeowners. They put in a zig-zag around short drop. It took them four mornings of work to decide where the trail should go cut and dig up the bushes dig a level […]

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Roaring Plains Rim Loop

June 20, 2021
Emilie Phillips

Usually at the WV house, we leave the car parked in the driveway and hike from the house. This time we drove to Laneville to hike Roaring Plains. It gets its name from the frequent winds that blow over the ridge. We planned our route with a variety of partial or old sources: Monongahela National […]

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Separate flights to West Virginia

June 16, 2021
Emilie Phillips

Tyson flew direct from New Hampshire down to Canaan Valley to meet my parents. He and Isaac stuffed the Bearhawk full of luggage and fuel. The Bearhawk should take an hour longer to fly the route then me in the RV4. But I had a significant detour first. I had to be in northern NH […]

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Friday I had vacation to celebrate Juneteenth. To enjoy the day, my parents, Isaac, and I went for a medium length hike in Dolly Sods, WV. It’s a loop I remember fondly from being a kid. All the woods have grown a little bigger. The grass has given way to more bushes. And the blueberries […]

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